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Porcine-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived osteoblast-like cells ameliorate trabecular bone mass of osteoporotic rats.

A new interesting article has been published in Regen Med. 2018 Sep;13(6):659-671. doi: 10.2217/rme-2018-0014. Epub 2018 Sep 26. and titled:

Porcine-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived osteoblast-like cells ameliorate trabecular bone mass of osteoporotic rats.

Authors of this article are:
Liao YJ Tang PC Lin CH Chen LR Yang JR.

A summary of the article is shown below:
AIM: We created rat models of osteoporosis and verified a novel idea to recover bone mass via local cell transplantation.MATERIALS & METHODS: The rats were treated with ovariectomy, 0.1% calcium diet or 3 mg/kg body weight/day of prednisolone and porcine-induced pluripotent stem cell (piPSC)-derived osteoblast-like cells were transplanted into the medullary cavity of the left femurs.RESULTS: The piPSC-derived osteoblast-like cells exerted therapeutic potential on prednisolone treatment group, which confirmed by improvements in trabecular bone volume (15.93 ± 2.20%), bone surface/volume ratio (27.82 ± 1.40 1/mm), thickness (1.40 ± 0.01 mm), separation (0.99 ± 0.10 mm), number (1.13 ± 0.13 1/mm) and total porosity (84.06 ± 2.20%).CONCLUSION: These results first uncovered therapeutic potential of xenotransplantation with piPSCs for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis treatment in the rat models.

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